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Swedish architecture firm Naturvillan designed an A-framed ‘greenhouse’ that is entirely self-sufficient.
For the birds
Treehotel and BIG make a case for species co-habitation with their new collaboration, Biosphere
CAKE Electric Motorcycles joins Forces with Sustainability Partners to Produce an Anti-Poaching Bike
Innovation and collaboration come together to combat poaching.
Sweden’s Onmateria Imagines a Future for the Hotel Industry hat’s Lighter on the Planet
Green Box – an innovative biodegradable system of hotel amenities.
World’s first credit card to monitor purchases by their carbon emissions.
Doconomy is a Swedish fintech company that has launched the world’s first credit card to monitor purchases by their carbon emissions.
Kathryn Larsen on using kelp to create sustainable furniture and fashion
“Using the final processed material, I am creating a puzzle lampshade series inspired by the classic IQ Light and aim to create other forms."
How this stroke survivor inspired a new typeface
Kristina.Bold is the typeface developed from the handwriting of Kristina Hellgren.
This Swedish firm builds multiple-storey homes entirely from wood
Folkhem is leading the charge when it comes to this environmentally-minded mandate.
Is Sweden’s Vittra School the future of learning?
Designed by Rosan Bosch, the space challenges traditional education facilities.
City residents are helping design public space with Minecraft
The popular video game has proven a useful tool for community engagement.
An alternative to disposable plastic made with potatoes
“This material is made from something that comes from the earth, and later on it can end up back in the soil, while posing no risk to nature.”
Inclusive, human-centred furniture for the disabled
Inspired by her sister who has Down's Syndrome, the designer behind this furniture range uses a human-centred approach to design.
Typeface inspired by the movement of dance
Typographers María Ramos and Noel Pretorius together with dancer Andile Vellem have launched Movement, a new font inspired by the art of dance.
Hannah Dalrot wants to create products that clearly demonstrate its handicraft
Johanna Jelinek designs products for function, honesty and longevity.
IKEA’s in-house designer Iina Vuorivirta has learned to challenge briefs and make use of waste materials.
Mikael has been part of IKEA's design team for the past five years.
Designer Kevin Gouriou is driven by a passion for craft.
IKEA launches ÖVERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival
The limited-edition ÖVERALLT collection was launched on 27th February 2019 at the place where it all started – Design Indaba Festival.
NM type is a collaborative type foundry between typeface designers Noel Pretorius and María Ramos.
Filmmaker and photographer Senay Berhe's unbounded approach to creativity
“I see myself as a tool to create. So what you put in, is what you get out. If I am doing well or doing something I love I feel that will be what comes out."
Dutch designer Anton Karlsson on the importance of using humour to make people think
He recently won a Rising Star award at the 2018 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair for his range that is modelled on the digestive system.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
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